The Moland House

The Moland House Mailing Address: Warwick Township Historical Soc PO Box 107 Jamison PA 18929 In the early evening of 10 August 1777, eleven thousand Continental and militia soldiers are marching up York Road towards the Cross Roads with Bristol Road [Hartsville, PA] on their way to Coryell’s Ferry [New Hope, PA] to camp four miles across the Delaware River.
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General George Washington receives a dispatch from John Hancock, President of the Second Continental Congress, placing the 260-vessel British fleet, hauling 17,000 troops under General William Howe, fifty miles south of the Delaware Capes [May & Henelopen] on 7 August. Unsure and wary of Howe’s intentions, Washington immediately halts his force to encamp around the bridge over the Little Neshaminy Creek in Warwick Township, Bucks County. Knowing the area and having ridden through only ten days earlier, he selects the substantial stone dwelling of Widow Moland as his Head Quarters on the farm north of the bridge. An invasion force from Canada, led by British General Burgoyne, is advancing through central New York. Howes’ large fleet was last reported heading eastward from the mouth of Delaware Bay. What are his intentions? For eleven sweltering summer days, Washington frets as no further intelligence arrives about the fleet. A Council of War on 21 August in the Moland House concludes Howe is heading south to attack Charleston, SC. The encamped army is ordered to return through New Jersey to assist the Northern Army against Burgoyne’s invading forces or attack New York City. But two dispatches arrive within the next few hours which place Howes’ fleet sailing up Chesapeake Bay. On 23 August 1777, camp breaks at 4 a.m. The Patriot troops march back down York Road towards Philadelphia in a dash to the Chesapeake. A skirmish at Cooch’s Bridge below Newark, DE; battles at Brandywine, Germantown, Paoli, the struggle for the forts along the Delaware River, a stand-off at Whitemarsh, and retiring into winter quarters at Valley Forge soon follow. During the winter, Pennsylvania militia will range through this area striving to impose a land blockade on trade with the British in Philadelphia. The Continental Army will return to Bucks County in June 1778 on their way to confront Royal forces at Monmouth Courthouse, NJ. During this encampment at the Moland House, nineteen year-old Marquis de Lafayette arrives to present his papers to General Washington. A life-long friendship has begun. On 21 August, Casimir Pulaski appears at Head Quarters with his credentials. Later during the winter, Pulaski will work to forge the Continental cavalry. “Light Horse Harry” Lee is acquitted at a court-martial held in the nearby Neshaminy-Warwick Presbyterian Church [since rebuilt]. Legend has it that the thirteen-starred “Betsy Ross” flag was first unfurled at the “Cross Roads near Neshamini Bridge”. This is the legacy of the Moland House.

Operating as usual

Please drive by and check out our new flags. They look especially nice at night when illuminated.
08/20/2020

Please drive by and check out our new flags. They look especially nice at night when illuminated.

07/14/2020
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

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Thomas Jefferson considered the French Revolution a sequel to the United States’ struggle for liberty, and thanks to the five years he spent in Paris in the 1780s, he had a front-row seat on the coming of this watershed moment in French history. Indeed, Jefferson was in Paris for the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789.

Join us this Tuesday, July 14, at 1:00 p.m. EDT for a special Bastille Day conversation between Thomas Jefferson, interpreted by our own Bill Barker, and the Marquis de Lafayette, interpreted by Colonial Williamsburg’s Mark Schneider. These veteran historic interpreters will discuss their lifelong friendship, experiences during the American and French Revolutions, and views on democracy, slavery, and freedom.

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Happy Flag. We hope you enjoy the beautiful weather.
06/14/2020

Happy Flag. We hope you enjoy the beautiful weather.

Craven Hall Historical Society
05/29/2020
Craven Hall Historical Society

Craven Hall Historical Society

Looking to have some good, old-fashioned colonial fun? We are! Check out our latest blog article, "Popular Pastimes in 18th Century America," as part of our blog series, "Colonial Life: How Our Ancestors Lived During the 18th Century."

#localhistory #buckscounty #pahistory #warminster #colonialamerica

https://medium.com/craven-hall-historical-society/colonial-life-how-our-ancestors-lived-during-the-18th-century-8f6da3a19405

Happy Memorial Day. May we remember those that sacrificed their lives for our country. Pictured are grave markers of sol...
05/23/2020

Happy Memorial Day. May we remember those that sacrificed their lives for our country. Pictured are grave markers of soldiers who perished preparing to cross the Delaware and surprise the Hessians in Trenton. They can be found on the PA side on the Canal Path.

The 8-arch Stone Bridge in Warwick, Pa.
05/15/2020
The 8-arch Stone Bridge in Warwick, Pa.

The 8-arch Stone Bridge in Warwick, Pa.

During that busy day an important visitor showed up at headquarters. Count Pulaski was received at the Moland house with a letter from Benjamin Franklin, introducing him as a gentleman of “character and Military Abilities.” Noting that Pulaski “takes this from me, as an introductory letter at his own request,” Washington dispatched him with introductions to President Hancock and George Clymer.
Pulaski’s arrival was also welcomed by Lafayette, for he had brought the first letter the Marquis had received from his wife Adrienne since his departure from France in June. They had one child, Henriette, and were expecting a second; so the young man was eager for news. (Thirteen Days in August by Helen Gemmill) https://allthingsliberty.com/2020/05/casimir-pulaski-and-the-threat-to-the-upper-delaware-river-valley/

05/08/2020
Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg

Join "America's favorite fighting Frenchman" LIVE on Thursday!

04/01/2020
Taking a walk at the Moland House

With the daffodils in bloom, the Moland House makes a perfect place to take a walk. There is plenty of space to practice social distancing and a nature trail marked with QR codes.

The Moland House Tea scheduled for April 19th has been cancelled.  Also, all scheduled Open House Tours have been cancel...
03/29/2020

The Moland House Tea scheduled for April 19th has been cancelled. Also, all scheduled Open House Tours have been cancelled until further notice. We look forward to the day when the Covid-19 crisis has come to pass, and we can once again open the doors of this extraordinary historic home to all. But until then...please be well.

The Moland House Craft Show that was scheduled to begin on March 25th has unfortunately been canceled.
03/17/2020

The Moland House Craft Show that was scheduled to begin on March 25th has unfortunately been canceled.

I'm sorry to announce that we are CANCELLING the spring show. There is too much risk and we want everyone to be safe. Please help to get the word out by sharing this post. Our next event is Crafts In the Barn

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We hope that goes off without a hitch. Stay well and safe!

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, March 8th between 1 and 4.
03/06/2020

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, March 8th between 1 and 4.

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, February 9th from 1 to 4pm.  (Pictured: Moland in 1942)
02/05/2020

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, February 9th from 1 to 4pm. (Pictured: Moland in 1942)

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, 1/12 from 1 to 4.
01/10/2020

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, 1/12 from 1 to 4.

Historic Preservation at Bucks County Community College
12/30/2019

Historic Preservation at Bucks County Community College

Ever wished the walls of your historic house could talk? They do! Join historic preservationist Kathryn Auerbach and the Bucks Historic Preservation program for a one-week course on site at the Mercer Museum this January! Students will learn how to speak the "language" of old houses, reading for clues in their walls, windows, hardware, fixtures, and materials. Special behind-the-scenes tours of Museum collections will show students what to look for in their own homes to unlock the secrets your historic house wants you to know. Email [email protected] for more information and to register!

Today is the last day of the Moland Christmas Craft Show.  We'll be here until 5pm.  There are also house tours from 1 t...
12/07/2019

Today is the last day of the Moland Christmas Craft Show. We'll be here until 5pm. There are also house tours from 1 to 3pm. Come on out and enjoy our festive atmosphere!

Crafts At Moland House
12/04/2019

Crafts At Moland House

Do you need some ornaments? We have some beautiful and reasonable ones! Here till Saturday so come with your friends! Can’t find what we have at the Mall!

11/27/2019
Crafts At Moland House

Crafts At Moland House

We are wrapping it up today! Come hang out starting Friday!

Crafts At Moland House
11/21/2019

Crafts At Moland House

NEW CONTEST! Win $25 to spend at the show. Here is how to play:

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We will choose a winner on Saturday and you claim your prize during the show so start get started now and someone will win!

If you love our shows, please tell your friends! Thank you for all your support!

The Moland House invites you to visit the Pearl S. Buck House during their Festival of Trees.  While there, be sure to c...
11/14/2019

The Moland House invites you to visit the Pearl S. Buck House during their Festival of Trees. While there, be sure to check out the Moland Christmas Tree decorated by our own Jean and Marijane. Guided tours from November 12-27 are 11:00, 1:00 and 2:30 Monday-Saturday and 1:00 and 2:30 on Sunday. Beginning November 29, the Saturday tours are 11:00, 12:00, 1:00 and 2:30 Monday-Saturday, and 12:00, 1:00 and 2:30 on Sunday. #housemoland #pearlbuckhouse

The Moland House's cover photo
11/12/2019

The Moland House's cover photo

Come visit Moland House this Sunday (11/10) between 1 and 4 and enjoy the warmth of our open hearth where you'll find Su...
11/08/2019

Come visit Moland House this Sunday (11/10) between 1 and 4 and enjoy the warmth of our open hearth where you'll find Susan Plaisted creating another of her wonderful colonial dishes! moland.org

Crafts At Moland House
11/04/2019

Crafts At Moland House

Fa la la la la!.

The Moland House is open for tours Sunday, October 27th from 1 to 4.
10/27/2019

The Moland House is open for tours Sunday, October 27th from 1 to 4.

The 8-arch Stone Bridge in Warwick, Pa.
10/16/2019

The 8-arch Stone Bridge in Warwick, Pa.

Last weekend at Moland House, Archeology Day with the Millbrook Society, Carpentry with Cal, and cooking Quail and potatoes in the kitchen.

Moland's Colonial Woodshop will be open this Sunday, October 13, from 1-4.
10/12/2019

Moland's Colonial Woodshop will be open this Sunday, October 13, from 1-4.

Moland House will be open for tours Sunday, 9/22 from 1 to 4!
09/22/2019

Moland House will be open for tours Sunday, 9/22 from 1 to 4!

09/11/2019
Here is a wonderful article recently published by Bucks County Magazine about the Moland House. http://www.buckscountyma...
09/08/2019
The Moland House

Here is a wonderful article recently published by Bucks County Magazine about the Moland House. http://www.buckscountymag.com/moland-house/

We all know Bucks County is rich in history, but few of us can say exactly why. Sure, we know Washington crossed the Delaware in 1776 on Christmas morning in a surprise attack on the Hessians headquartered in Trenton and who were fiercely fightin...

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Interesting! With the house and I having the SAME name...I definitely will be making some inquiries. Thank you!
The Marquis and the Spy Reunited This time AFL member Mark Schneider is joined by Stephen Seals (portraying James Armistead Lafayette). Mr. Seals was our outstanding guest speaker at the 2018 AFL cocktail party in Yorktown. Colonial Williamsburg's page states: James Lafayette was an enslaved man who served as a spy for the Marquis de Lafayette during the American Revolution. Take a front row seat to their reunion when the Marquis returns to America 40 years later and sits down with James. Watch and listen in as the two catch up on their lives and answer your questions. How did the revolution that brought them together affect the next four decades of their lives? https://www.facebook.com/ColonialWilliamsburg/videos/258161678615644/?v=258161678615644
August of 1777 a council of war was held at Moland House.
Happy Marquis de Lafayette Day! In 2015, the Commonwealth of Virginia approved a resolution to honor the French general on March 14. On this day in 1781, after preparing in Williamsburg, Lafayette arrived in Yorktown to start a military campaign against the British that would culminate in their defeat. Lafayette walks our streets here in Colonial Williamsburg, interpreted by the talented Mark Schneider. https://www.facebook.com/ColonialWilliamsburg/videos/1320409871488682/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/02/07/this-map-helped-george-washington-win-revolutionary-war-now-its-display-mount-vernon/ The collection includes 13 maps once used by Washington’s French subordinate and Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette, and one co-authored by Thomas Jefferson’s father, Peter Jefferson.
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Both Washington and Lafayette shopped here.
Reuben Law Reed, Washington and Lafayette at the Battle of Yorktown, Acton, Mass., 1860–1880. Oil and gold paint on canvas. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1931.101.1).
https://allthingsliberty.com/2019/10/worthy-of-commemmoration/?fbclid=IwAR2Pw-AuV8ZS6ekeJ-3UIELpSypmKewy3-LzxVRSo86WPbrY7j1xzXfOBkA They forgot one, one that changed the world and that would be the Great Conversation between Lafayette and the General who would become his adopted father George Washington, August of 1777 at Washington's Headquarter The Moland House As a result of that meeting Lafayette stayed assured that his comrades were taken care of which included the Baron DeKalb, excepted his commission and the rest is history. A history that extended throughout the world through Lafayette's involvement in championing our representative form of Government. Also on site was the first introduction of Casimir Pulaski, Lafayette's first recommendation for General. How different the world would be if not for Lafayette, Pulaski, and DeKalb August of 1777
Today marks his 262nd birthday!